James G. O'Callahan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Girardi | Keese
 | 1126 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-977-0211
Fax: 213-481-1554
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

James Gaughan O'Callahan is a partner with the California law firm Girardi | Keese. With more than 30 jury trials and experience in state and federal courts, Mr. O'Callahan has received much recognition in regard to his defense of plaintiffs' rights. He focuses his practice on civil litigation, including product liability, bad faith and medical malpractice as well as personal injury cases.

In addition to his practice, Mr. O'Callahan lends his vast legal knowledge to continuing legal education programs for other attorneys on the subjects of product liability, pharmaceutical litigation, evidence handling and medical malpractice. Since 1995, Mr. O'Callahan has served as an arbitrator and mediator for the Los Angeles County Court's Alternate Dispute Panel. He practices out of his firm's Los Angeles office.

Mr. O'Callahan is admitted to practice in California and is admitted to all the U.S. District Courts in the state.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%)

Personal Injury - Products (40%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019

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About James O'Callahan

Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.girardikeese.com/Attorneys/James-G-O-callahan.sht...


  • University of Sussex, Rotary Foundation Fellow
  • Lawdragon Magazine, "The Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America", 2007
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2000 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1987
  • California, 1986
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member, Public Justice Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, American Association of Justice
  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Consumer Attorney of California
  • Member, Foundation Consumer Attorney of Los Angeles
  • Member, Eighth Street Lawyers Public Justice
  • Member, Attorney Information Exchange Group
  • Member, CAOC, 1987 - Present
  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1996 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 2008 - Present
  • St. Paul the Apostle School Board, 2000 - 2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Southern California Defense, Southern California Defense Counsel, 2008
  • Masters in Trial, ABOTA, 2002 - 2007

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Santa Cruz, California, B.A., Cum Laude, With Honors, With Distinction, College Honors, 1978
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Office Location for James G. O'Callahan

1126 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 213-977-0211

Fax: 213-481-1554

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Last Updated: 12/4/2018

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